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To the manor born... Clodagh McKenna is comfortable living the 'Downton Abbey' life

With Taste of Dublin about to begin, Clodagh McKenna spoke to Donal Lynch about ambition, grief and her ‘Downton’ boyfriend, and she shares some delicious recipes from her latest cookbook

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Chef Clodagh McKenna. Photo: Dora Kazmierak

Chef Clodagh McKenna. Photo: Dora Kazmierak

Chef Clodagh McKenna. Photo: Dora Kazmierak

Chef Clodagh McKenna. Photo: Dora Kazmierak

Chef Clodagh McKenna. Photo: Dora Kazmierak

Chef Clodagh McKenna. Photo: Dora Kazmierak

Raspberry & Rosewater Pavlova

Raspberry & Rosewater Pavlova

Barbecued Rump with Chimichurri

Barbecued Rump with Chimichurri

Clodagh's Suppers: Suppers to celebrate the seasons by Clodagh McKenna is published by Kyle Books, £20.00, www.kylebooks.co.uk

Clodagh's Suppers: Suppers to celebrate the seasons by Clodagh McKenna is published by Kyle Books, £20.00, www.kylebooks.co.uk

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Chef Clodagh McKenna. Photo: Dora Kazmierak

It's late afternoon in beautifully bucolic Hampshire, and from her office in the grounds of Highclere Castle - where they film Downton Abbey - Clodagh McKenna has just spent an industrious few hours tending to her culinary empire. She's had meetings about her new Channel 4 show, Beat the Chef, which will see her pit her skills against members of the public; she's written up her Evening Standard column, and now she settles in for interviews to promote Taste of Dublin, at which she will be hosting cooking demonstrations.

"I've been involved with Taste since the start, and I think it's the best food festival there is," she tells me. "The venue in the Iveagh Gardens is incredible, the best setting in Dublin, and you get to enjoy all these little small plates with your friends. I can't think of a better way to enjoy food."


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